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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

A con man and a reporter hook up to clear their names.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A woman's bare buttocks are seen through mesh pantyhose. Kissing, sexual innuendo (including a homosexual reference).

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - Many people are shot and killed. Men are shot in the chest with bloody bullet holes. Lights crush a man. Many scenes of people running and driving while being shot at. Some explosions (sometimes with people being thrown) and men on fire. Some scuffles. People are hit in the head a few times. A choking. Some punches in the face, some kicks, and sometimes people throw each other around. Men fall through glass. A car chase and multiple car crashes. Many scenes of threatening with guns. Some scenes with blood: A small puddle of blood at a man's mouth and a bit of blood on a man's neck and shirt, a man has blood on his temple and mouth and a man has very bloody hands and mouth in a couple of scenes.

PROFANITY 7 - 30+ F-words, many scatological references, many mild obscenities, some anatomical references, a few racial slurs. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Stealing, murder, false accusations, investigative reporting.

MESSAGE - Friendships can develop between unlikely people.

Special Keywords: S2 - V7 - P7 - MPAAR

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